Area code 246

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The area code 246 in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a composite part of the telephone numbering plan for Barbados.wikipedia
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The area code 246 in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a composite part of the telephone numbering plan for Barbados.

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Failure to include the prefix "1" results in accessing country calling code 246 of British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia).
+1 246 – 🇧🇧 Barbados

246 (number)

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The number 246 spells, a nickname for the island.
+1246, is the area code assigned to Barbados.

Barbados

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The area code 246 in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a composite part of the telephone numbering plan for Barbados. The number 246 spells, a nickname for the island.

List of North American Numbering Plan area codes

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Callers must simply dial 1 + NPA (area code) + seven digit phone number.

Area codes in the Caribbean

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Telephone numbering plan

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The area code 246 in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a composite part of the telephone numbering plan for Barbados.

Government of Barbados

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It is regulated by the government's Telecommunications Unit, which holds responsibility for telecommunications.

Telecommunication

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It is regulated by the government's Telecommunications Unit, which holds responsibility for telecommunications.

Phoneword

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The number 246 spells, a nickname for the island.

ITU-T

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However, this can cause confusion with Diego Garcia which is assigned the country code 246 under the International Telecommunications Union standard E.164.

E.164

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However, this can cause confusion with Diego Garcia which is assigned the country code 246 under the International Telecommunications Union standard E.164.

E.123

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As such, other international standards like E.123 advocate the inclusion of the prefix +1 to indicate 246 is a part of the NANP.

Telephone numbers in the Dominican Republic

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Area code 246 was created during a split from the original area code 809, which used permissive dialing from 1 July 1996 to 15 January 1997 at which time all calls placed to Barbados required the use of the prefix 1 246 prefix.

United States

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When calling Barbados from elsewhere in the North American Numbering Plan (e.g. from the United States or Canada), callers dial as if undertaking regular ten-digit dialing within those countries.

Canada

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When calling Barbados from elsewhere in the North American Numbering Plan (e.g. from the United States or Canada), callers dial as if undertaking regular ten-digit dialing within those countries.

Ten-digit dialing

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When calling Barbados from elsewhere in the North American Numbering Plan (e.g. from the United States or Canada), callers dial as if undertaking regular ten-digit dialing within those countries.

Telephone number

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Callers must simply dial 1 + NPA (area code) + seven digit phone number. Due to a long established affiliation with the NANP, telephone numbers in Barbados are often styled as (246) NXX-xxxx.

United Kingdom

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When calling to Barbados from outside the NANP (e.g. from the United Kingdom), callers must dial their international dialling prefix followed by 1 to access the North American Numbering Plan.

British Indian Ocean Territory

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Failure to include the prefix "1" results in accessing country calling code 246 of British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia).

Diego Garcia

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Failure to include the prefix "1" results in accessing country calling code 246 of British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia).

Telephone call

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When placing a phone call from Barbados, also known as HPNA, callers simply use seven-digit dialling (i.e. dialling the last seven digits of the phone number).

Seven-digit dialing

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When placing a phone call from Barbados, also known as HPNA, callers simply use seven-digit dialling (i.e. dialling the last seven digits of the phone number).

Caribbean

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Unlike in some other Caribbean islands, most residential landline subscribers have unlimited/un-metered rates for calling other local landlines.